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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics

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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:08:15 PM »

It's Christmas soon...Dear Santa...
Quite why I have never got around to owning an example of this towering icon of the modern sports bike I am not sure. Now after a brief stint on the latest example of the breed with the 'cross-plane crank' engine I am even more confused! That V-twin like bark from the engine is just spine tingling even on standard pipes. Combine that with stunning looks, crushing performance and that certain X factor and you have a compelling package. The £14,000 list price does piss on the bonfire somewhat tough!
The bike was just a joy to ride even at the frustratingly restrictive pace imposed by the outriders that accompanied me on the 20 mile demo ride from my local dealer. The bike felt like a caged animal was we wandered around some lovely Worcestershire lanes. I loved everything about this bike, even the somewhat extreme riding position. the engine sounded mean and moody, like a thunderstorm gathering strength in the distance. The suspension felt taut, poised and communicative, the controls and instruments logical and business like. All focused on speed.



Utterly superb. I REALLY should buy one at some point in my life!
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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 07:18:52 AM »
ooo suits you sir! :D

Radar

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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 08:51:35 PM »
I know, I am desperately avoiding finance forms at the moment!


Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 07:14:27 AM »
Hahaha :-D

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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 09:41:57 AM »
Every day is an experience.`A` mode(fast)is unbelievable,I still laugh my arse off when hooning through the twisties.Glad you enjoyed the demo.

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Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 09:24:35 PM »
It was brilliant, I will of had the Fazer three years come August...

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Re: Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 11:53:54 PM »
Happy with the Duke that I bought to replace the Fazer, but I still like the look of an R1 and the 2015 model is stunning....

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Re: Yamaha R1. 2011 Review and pics
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 11:48:50 AM »
Should I replace my MV with one? Pondering...